Travelling To and Around Morocco
Make sure you're mobile by using any one of the many forms of transport in Morocco. Whether you choose to travel by bus, train, car or air, you'll be sure to get to your destination quickly!
RAM (Royal Air Maroc) operates domestic flights from Casablanca to major cities nationwide. Between any other two points, you will usually have to change planes at Casablanca, unless both points are stops on a single Casa-bound flight. In general flight is expensive, but it will save you a lot of time.
Car Ferry Services are available from Algeciras to Tangier as well as from Sete, France to Tangier. Passengers can also be ferried from Gibraltar to Tangier. Further information may be collected at the Moroccan National Tourist Office.
The trains in Morocco are very comfortable and fairly inexpensive. They cover a limited network of routes, but travel between the major cities. They are easily the best option. They are reliable, comfortable, fast, and efficient.
The Shared Taxis are one of the best features of Moroccan transport. They operate on a wide variety of routes and are much quicker than the public buses. The fares are very reasonable. The taxis are usually big Mercedes cars carrying six passengers.
Buses are usually cheaper than the shared taxis and they do more regular routes. Shared Taxis will bring you to your destination much faster, but the buses are far more comfortable and safer.
There aren’t many problems with driving a car in Morocco. The speed limit in town is 50km/hour and outside town on the highways it is 100km/hour. By law all drivers and passengers are required to wear seatbelts. However you should be careful of driving at night. It is legal to drive without lights at up to 20km/hour and there are many cyclists, animals and hikers at night. There are many car rental depots, though you should have insurance and they are very expensive. The petrol prices in Morocco are also fairly high.
Motorcycling in Morocco is increasing each year. Although you should be careful of your safety at night, you will be able to visit all the sought after places for the enthusiast. It will be advisable to take a good tool kit and puncture repair kit.
Last updated: December 17, 2018